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Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
....The analysis that Turing does for Nominet is now helping the UK government police its internal network. This helps to block staff accessing dodgy domains and falling victim to malware. ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
....". The leaks also claimed that the CIA had created malware to target PCs running Microsoft's Windows operating system. ...
'A major bank will fail' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:06:14 AM
....And another worry about AI is that hackers will have access to it as well - it's a cybersecurity arms race. "AI will power malware, and will use data from the target to send phishing emails that replicate human mannerisms and content," warns Andy Powell, head of cybersecurity at Capgemini UK, an IT consultancy. ...
Yahoo hack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 02:16:51 PM
.... . Last year security firm FireEye uncovered stealthy malware it named Hammertoss, put together by a Russian group that used a combination of accounts on Twitter, Github and cloud services, to co-ordinate the theft of information. ...
TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by cyber-attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 03:33:59 PM
....Earlier in the week, Germany's Deutsche Telekom revealed that up to 900,000 of its customers had lost their internet connection as a result of the attack. It involves the use of a modified form of the Mirai worm - a type of malware that is spread via hijacked computers, which causes damage to equipment powered by Linux-based operating systems. ...
Barclays to unveil contactless cash withdrawals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:15:01 PM
....Security experts have warned that users of the mobile app are probably better off inputting the card’s pin number on the ATM rather than mobile handset. “There could be malware on your phone which is recording the pin as it’s typed in – that would be a new risk,” said Steven Murdoch of University College London. ...
Malware is making ATMs 'spit cash' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 03:53:17 PM
....". A recent report by Europol warned of the rise of cash-machine-related malware, although it said "skimming" - using hardware to steal card information at the machine itself - was still more common. ...
Barclays tests smartphone cash withdrawals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 05:18:17 PM
.... But one banking security expert said new types of theft might take their place. "There could be malware on your phone, which is recording the Pin as it's typed in - that would be a new risk," commented Dr Steven Murdoch, a cybersecurity expert at University College London. ...
After Tesco fraud, are other banks vulnerable to cyber-attacks? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of November 2016 07:00:42 AM
.... “BYOD always brings risks, especially in the areas of breaches of the UK Data Protection Act, as it is too easy for confidential and sensitive information to end up in a personal device that may be lost, sold or taken to another employment. There is also a risk of introducing malware into a secure network. ...
UK must retaliate against cyber-attacks says chancellor image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 12:09:41 AM
.... . With the aid of industry, the government has already set up automated systems that screen out malware and spam before it reaches UK citizens. ...
Smart home threat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:10:24 PM
.... Forget Kim Kardashian. In the good old days, hackers could launch a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack - overloading computer servers with millions of pointless requests for information, thereby knocking them out - using personal computers infected with malware. ...
'Smart' home devices used as weapons in website attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of October 2016 09:10:19 AM
.... . Security firm Flashpoint said it had confirmed that the attack used "botnets" infected with the "Mirai" malware. ...
Millions of Indian debit cards 'compromised' in security breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 07:39:57 AM
.... They are also blocking and replacing debit cards. The breach is thought to have been caused by malware on an ATM network. ...
How hackers handle stolen login data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 01:16:30 AM
....By contrast, spammers sought accounts that are in good standing with an internet service or webmail provider and which can support lots of messages being pushed through them. Malicious hackers who wanted to send malware through the accounts were most keen to hijack them and shut out the original owner, he said. ...
Are you a danger? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of October 2016 12:16:14 AM
....While companies take great pains to protect personally identifiable information, such as social security and credit card numbers, it's often the seemingly innocuous information that can give fraudsters the ammunition to make a phishing email more believable, say, or an invoice payment request more plausible. Many apps are also laden with malware - another threat to corporate security. ...
Credit card with fraud-busting display image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 03:00:27 PM
....Over time, the design has become more sophisticated with the advent of so-called shimmers - that are able to gather information from the card's chip. Scammers are also now able to inject malware directly into cash machines. ...
Divinely digital image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 11:41:34 PM
....It seems such concerns may be justified. A study by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint in 2015 looked at malware lurking in religious apps - and the worst culprits were Bible-themed ones. ...
Who's bugging you? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of August 2016 11:24:04 PM
....And corporate spies are continually developing new tech-based tricks. "You pre-load a USB [memory] stick [with malware], and leave it where someone will find it," says Mr Bomberg. ...
'Project Sauron' malware hidden for five years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:19:39 AM
. A sophisticated form of malware known as Project Sauron went undetected for five years at a string of organisations, according to security researchers. ...

Uzbek receptionist at luxury Thai resort accused by FBI of aiding £22m hack
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.... . More than 50 people from Britain, the US, Australia, Italy, Germany and Japan had fallen prey to the network, which sent emails containing malware to gain usernames and passwords of victims' online bank accounts, officials said. ...
Hunting ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 11:05:24 PM

FBI investigates Russian ties to damaging hack of Democratic National Committee
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....". APT 28 has previously been linked to a May 2015 hack of the Bundestag, Germany’s parliament, in an assault that used malware with similar coding to that used against the Democrats. ...
How to create the perfect password image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of May 2016 05:59:05 AM
.... Change it to “EveryDayIReadTheGuardian” and it will take billions of years to bust open, according to the password checking sites. “If there’s one thing people should be doing, it’s using passphrases not words,” says Fraser Kyne of Bromium, a company that fights viruses and malware. ...
11,000 banks urged to check security amid fears hackers could steal TENS OF MILLIONS image
....Criminals have been targeting the SWIFT messaging platform, which is at the heart of the world's financial systems and used by around 11,000 firms across the globe. It's thought vulnerabilities in the system allowed attackers to use malware to steal £56million worth of money from the Bangladesh central bank in February, according to security researchers at BAE Systems. ...
Apple scammers have their heads in the iCloud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of April 2016 06:00:29 AM
.... The legitimate firms involved have been swamped with phone calls from people who have received them, it says. “If you receive such an email you must not click on the link, as it will install malware such as CryptoLocker. ...
How monitoring behaviour could unmask the fraudsters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 11:01:16 PM
.... (CSI), which provides transaction processing and online banking services for about 3,000 financial institutions. "Most computers are infected with some kind of malware, so this is why this kind of additional authentication is so important," says Kevin Latta, CSI's vice president, network and security. ...
We must never forget that children in sexual abuse material online are real image
.... “We could go a long way to reducing online exploitation of children if everyone who owned a network ensured that there were proper child sexual exploitation prevention mechanisms in place. Systems administrators will scan their networks for spam and malware so why not child abuse material?”. ...
Deception scams drive rise in financial fraud image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 07:21:00 PM
. Impersonation and deception scams, alongside sophisticated online attacks such as data breaches and malware, were the biggest growth areas. ...
The Crusader's guide to foil hackers who target mobile and TV weak links image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
....“Consumers don’t think anything can happen on their smart phone because they use it to talk to friends, check social media and easily manage their money,” warns Kevin Haley, Norton’s security response director. Mobile malware as it is known has become more sophisticated and malicious apps now number over a million, Symantec reckons. ...
Banks must do more to end the scourge of current account fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 07:00:00 AM
....”. According to Barclays, the most likely explanation is that either the carpenter or Neville unwittingly downloaded malware on to their computer. ...
IT security specialist Sophos slides despite positive results image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of February 2016 10:53:40 AM
....IT security products business Sophos has seen its shares come under attack despite an upbeat trading statement. The company, which makes products to defend against malware, spyware and other security issues, said its third quarter billings had climbed 17. ...
Huge rise in hack attacks as cyber-criminals target small businesses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 07:20:10 AM
....According to Ridley, firms can follow several simple steps to reduce cyber-risks. He suggests using secure passwords such as three random words, installing antivirus and malware software on all company devices, instigating regular software updates that contain vital security upgrades and educating staff on cyber-risks. ...
How to protect yourself from scams image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 10:05:19 AM
....Typically they ask for details of your bank account or credit card, which the scammer uses to gain access to your cash; or you are urged to hand over money on the promise of great rewards to come; or they pose as officials and blind you with technological jargon. One recurring scam is the man claiming to be working for a company with Microsoft in its name who tells you your computer is sending out signals that malware has been installed. ...
Google 'paid $1bn for search on iPhone' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 11:08:50 AM
....Other details about how Google manages its services emerged this week - including the fact that the firm removed 780 million "bad" advertisements from its sites last year. By bad, Google said it was referring to ads which linked to malware, promoted fake goods or covered up website content. ...
The 'bogus boss' email scam costing firms millions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of January 2016 12:30:21 AM
....Mr Higbee suggests it because this type of email can more easily bypass spam filters and antivirus security systems. "It doesn't need attachments carrying malware, it's just a conversation," he says. ...
Homebuyers warned of new deposit scam after devastated couple lose £45,000 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 01:24:00 PM
....The average loss is £112,310. A spokesperson for the Government agency said: "Through malware or through insecure networks the fraudsters will be able to view a person’s email exchanges and their activity online, this will allow them to find out information about people, read their emails and ascertain that they are in the process of buying a house. ...
Hyatt hotel visitors hit by malware image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of December 2015 10:43:11 AM
....Hotel group Hyatt is warning visitors of a security breach in its customer payment system. The company said it had found malware on the payment processing computers for the hotels it managed. ...
Hyatt Hotels tells customers to check credit cards amid malware hacking fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of December 2015 12:29:48 AM
....The company has not said if any customer data was stolen. Hyatt spokeswoman Stephanie Sheppard said in an email the malware was discovered on 30 November but did not say why the company waited more than three weeks to report the discovery on Wednesday. ...
The new, safer ways to give money for Christmas image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 08:25:52 AM
.... An online fraudster could potentially hack their email account and steal the voucher. Alternatively, fake vouchers might be sent - incorporating viruses or computer malware as a way to steal personal information. ...
The computer virus that blackmails you image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 01:33:28 PM
. Ransomware is the fastest growing form of computer malware, experts warn. ...
WARNING: The sick scammers targeting elderly and poor this Christmas image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 04:27:00 PM
....*Genuine websites begin with ‘https’ rather than ‘http’ and and should have a padlock icon in the address bar when you enter card details. * Don't update software through emails, which could be fake, as it's likely to lead to malware on your device. ...
Bank of England adviser: 'Everyone should have two bank accounts in case of cyber attack' image
.... • Can you tell real bank emails from dangerous scams? Take the quiz . • Cybercriminals drain £20m from British bank accounts using the 'Dridex' malware . ...
Cyber Monday: it's the most wonderful time of year for cyber-attackers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of November 2015 12:09:10 PM
....Malicious attacks on shoppers increased 40% on Cyber Monday in 2013 and 2014, according to EnigmaSoftware. com, an anti-malware and spyware company, compared to the average number of attacks on days during the month prior. ...
Cyber-thieves 'target Black Friday' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 26th of November 2015 12:16:31 AM
. Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, experts say. ...
Yahoo stops some users accessing emails image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 11:18:32 AM
.... . It can also prevent people being tracked by advertisers online and protect devices from malware that could be served up if an advertising network is compromised. ...
Cyber theft hits one in five consumers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 12:00:44 AM
.... . Just under 40% had had personal data stolen or deleted because of a computer virus or malware, up from 26% in 2013. ...
How to sell movies in the land of piracy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 08:43:29 AM
....For that same amount of money you can buy about 10 illegal DVDs in the streets, but the quality is not always reliable. And while many Brazilians illegally download films and TV shows, others are either not technologically savvy enough to do so, or are too concerned about computer viruses and malware. ...
TalkTalk raises dividend as CEO reveals cyber-attack costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of November 2015 09:59:08 AM
.... It says that it will be contacting customers between 1 December and 31 December with further details. It is also introducing a new bundle of online and telephone security measures to help protect customers from scammers, malware and cold callers. ...
US charges four men in 'one of the largest hacking schemes ever' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of November 2015 09:56:16 PM
....” But, wondered the anonymous confederate, is playing the market really that popular in the US? “It’s like drinking freaking vodka in Russia,” Shalon answered. The vast organization sold counterfeit pharmaceuticals, malware, and ran an elaborate and technical con to bypass checks on illicit debit and credit card transactions in order to shield their customers from the law, disguising criminals giving and receiving payments as wedding dress and pet supply stores. ...
Stolen credit card details available for £1 each online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of October 2015 04:52:49 PM
....But how do these dark websites get the data? A significant source of stolen information, particularly in the US, is old-fashioned card-skimming: a compromised terminal or company employee on the take, who steals the details of a card in the process of completing a transaction. Related: Gameover Zeus returns: thieving malware rises a month after police action. ...
Six things firms should do to improve cybersecurity image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 12:10:08 AM
.... . This includes the "patching of easily exploitable bugs, robust filtering of inbound and outbound communications, up-to-date malware defence, encryption of sensitive information, and a good password policy," he summarises. ...
The Crusader: Hard to credit company's silence image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 09:37:00 AM
....”. A good security solution should include protection features such as firewall, anti-malware, anti-phishing, anti-ransomwear (encrypting personal data then using extortion for its release). ...
BEWARE Ocado email scam: Fake mail sent to thousands and even robbed a family of £14,000 image
.... The fraudsters are thought to have targeted thousands, after the retailer's customer call centre was swamped with calls from confused customers and non-customers who received the message. Those who opened the phishing email attachments were likely to have downloaded malware on to their computers. ...
Don’t let the Dridex fraudsters catch you out online image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 06:00:13 AM
....News last week that criminals have drained at least £20m from UK bank accounts is sure to have raised concern among those people who manage their money online. In one of the worst cyber attacks ever seen, hackers used a piece of malware known as Dridex to gain access to passwords and usernames and siphon off money from accounts. ...
Malware blighted Daily Mail web ads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of October 2015 02:28:07 PM
. Readers of the Daily Mail's website were shown fake advertisements that linked to malware, a security company has discovered. ...
Thieves net £20m in online banking raid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 10:50:49 AM
....Malware called Dridex harvested victims' online banking details so the attackers could siphon off funds. The NCA said it was working with the FBI and other authorities to limit the malware's usefulness to criminals and one man had already been arrested. ...
Cyber-attack warning after millions stolen from UK bank accounts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of October 2015 09:04:01 PM
....In the US the FBI is involved, while in Europe the police agency Europol is also helping to investigate, as well as law enforcement in Germany and Moldova where it is believed the attackers may have links to. The virus or malware, known as Dridex, may be responsible for worldwide losses of $100m so far. ...
'Pay by smart watch? That'll do nicely' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of October 2015 11:31:48 PM
.... . The only likely security risk is that a retailer is fooled into downloading malware onto their phone or tablet which could intercept the card payment details, Mr Care adds. ...
Trump Hotels hacked after criminals lurk for a year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 1st of October 2015 07:28:08 AM
.... . As customers or hotel employees tapped in their payment details, malware quietly copied the information in the background. ...
Apple's app store hacked by malware in China in its first major cyber attack image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 21st of September 2015 09:10:07 AM
....Prior to this attack, Apple had seen just five malicious apps make their way onto the App Store, accoring to cyber security firm Palo Alto Networks. Ryan Olson, director of threat intelligence at Palo Alto Networks, said the malware had limited functionality and his firm had uncovered no examples of data theft or other harm as a result of the attack. ...
Apple's App store infected in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of September 2015 03:35:22 AM
....Apps compiled using the tool allow the attackers to steal data about users and send it to servers they control. Cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks - which has analysed the malware dubbed XcodeGhost - said the perpetrators would also be able to send fake alerts to infected devices to trick their owners into revealing information. ...
WhatsApp bug could affect millions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of September 2015 05:25:12 PM
....A bug in the popular messaging service WhatsApp put up to 200 million of its users at risk, security firm Check Point has warned. The flaw allows hackers to distribute malware, including ransomware, which demands victims pay a fee to regain access to their files. ...
Apple opens iPhones to ad-blockers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of September 2015 11:13:38 PM
....These browser add-ons can be set to block certain cookies, images, pop-ups and other content from being downloaded. Until now, the only way to do something similar was to "jailbreak" the handsets, which also made them more vulnerable to malware. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 14th of August 2015 12:40:33 AM
.... The SEC claimed the two men hid their identities behind multiple email accounts, online “handles” and a variety of aliases. According to the SEC they used malware, phishing as well as stealing passwords to gain access to the newswire computers and steal the information. ...
Piracy sites lose big name adverts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of August 2015 02:31:07 PM
...."The effort in the UK means that the advertising profile changes considerably," Peter Szyszko told the BBC. "You start getting less and less high value advertising - big brands, household name - and you start moving towards either no advertising or different formats of advertising that tend to pay less or are less credible from a consumer perspective - adult sites or sites advertising 'free games' that ultimately contain malware, are fraudulent or are generally just inappropriate. ...
US authorities break up 'insider trading ring' that used Ukrainian hackers image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of August 2015 06:44:26 PM
.... . According to the court filing, PR Newswire detected malware installed by the hackers in 2012 and removed it from their computers, leading the trading ring to focus more of their attention on the other distributors. ...
32 charged over insider trade 'hack' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of August 2015 01:36:20 PM
....In the indictment filed at the district court of New Jersey, prosecutors alleged that "the defendants accessed more than 150,000 stolen releases and executed profitable trades based on the material nonpublic information contained in the stolen releases". The New Jersey indictment also includes allegations of malware covertly installed on PR Newswire's servers and of login details stolen from Business Wire. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 10th of August 2015 10:57:34 PM
....Dixons Carphone had flagged the potential for cyber-attacks in its annual report, pointing out that a key risk for the business would be a “major loss/breach of customer, colleague, or business sensitive data. Vulnerability to attack, malware, and associated cyber risks owing to under-investment in people, systems and safeguarding processes. ...
Apple Mac attacks are 'trivial' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of August 2015 11:15:46 PM
....But he argued that Apple's increased popularity means it is attracting extra attention from cybercriminals who would commonly focus on attacking computers running Microsoft's Windows. While Windows is still overwhelmingly attackers' platform of choice, antivirus firm Kaspersky Labs recorded a surge in Apple malware in the past couple of years. ...
Windows 10 launch - as it happened image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of July 2015 05:00:19 PM
.... Gerry Egan, Senior Director of Product Management at Norton by Symantec, says: . Despite the hype, we believe malware will continue to be an issue within the Windows 10 eco-system and customers will see few additional benefits from Windows 10 built-in security features. ...
Fiat Chrysler in mass car recall over fears that hackers could hijack them by remote control image
....Gangs can break into a car and programme a new electronic key or use devices to “grab” security coding when the owner uses their fob. Experts have warned that thieves may even be using computer malware to take over vehicle systems via satellite, issuing remote commands for them to unlock and start up. ...
What technology can I use to give my business the edge? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of July 2015 06:40:54 AM
.... You may already have some of this capability built in to your router and you just need to activate it. In the ‘during’ phase look at areas such as intrusion protection, cloud, email and web security, and finally ‘after’, look at advanced malware protection (AMP). ...
How to avoid falling victim to fraudsters image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 4th of July 2015 07:00:28 AM
.... . The most sophisticated scams happen online, where criminals typically intercept emails to steal banking details, or infect users' computers with malware that trawls for this information. ...
Heinz says sorry for ketchup QR code that links to porn site image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of June 2015 10:27:05 AM
....After the FBI’s seizure of the Megaupload. com domain from Kim Dotcom, it began serving pornography, drugs and malware after it expired while still being controlled by the US government. ...
Could you be fined for illegally streaming movies or TV shows? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of June 2015 08:32:54 AM
.... Firstly, accessing illegal sites can leave your computer vulnerable to viruses and other harmful content. One study of the most frequently used illegal film and TV sites in the UK found that 90pc contained malware and other unwanted programmes designed to defraud users. ...
The hotel concierge goes hi-tech image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of June 2015 11:21:58 PM
....But with new technology comes new threats. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas was targeted by malware in early May, with hackers stealing seven months' worth of credit card transaction data. ...
The British towns where fraudsters steal £1,203 per person image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of April 2015 10:09:02 AM
.... Copycat smartphones made to look like iPhones is just one hi-tech trick. The phones look like well-known brands and have malware already embedded, ready for when a user logs-in to their mobile banking. ...
Does digital mean the end of history? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of April 2015 11:41:51 PM
....Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer warned his investors last year that an EMP was "the most significant threat" to the US and its allies. And in an increasingly networked digital world, the same catastrophic result could be achieved by a particularly virulent piece of malware or through state-sponsored cyber-warfare. ...

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